Is A Retractable Roof Pergola Worth It?

The sun is shining, the weather is warm… isn’t everyone thinking about parasols, pergolas, pools and fans? I am. As soon as the sun makes an appearance, all of these pieces of outdoor furniture that get us through the warm weeks of summer invade my thoughts. Should I replace my old parasol? Should I invest in a modern pergola instead?

However, the sun is not the only reason why I’ve been wondering about replacing my old parasol. I recently found out about retractable roof pergolas thanks to retractable roof and pergola specialists Designer Shade Solutions, and I think these are a great addition to any home.

How different are these from standard pergolas?


Standard pergolas are often wooden pergolas that feature a lattice roof. These are lovely outdoor structures, however, these lack protection from the elements. Retractable roof pergolas are as visually stunning as traditional pergolas but much more practical. “With a retractable roof, you can enjoy your outdoor space no matter the weather. This means that no matter if it’s sunny, raining or snowing – you can be outside. Make the most out of your garden space with a retractable pergola.” Explains Sims Life.

What are the benefits of retractable roof pergolas?

Can be installed anywhere

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Retractable roofs by Designer Shade Solutions can be installed in the middle of gardens, attached to properties or even incorporated into your current property. “If you are looking to extend your current living space, install a modern pergola attached to your property. These pergolas will offer a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor living, extending your overall living space.” Says A Mum Reviews.

The Rare Welsh Bit recommends spending some time thinking about the right place for your pergola. “You should also consider which parts of your garden tend to be shaded by the sun at different times of day; if you intend upon sitting in your pergola while soaking up the sun, then you’ll want to ensure you don’t position it in front of any big, looming trees or any other tall structures which could create shadows or shade.”

Make the most out of your outdoors

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With a retractable roof pergola, you can be outdoors, no matter the weather, no matter the season. You can fully maximise time spent outdoors with a pergola that features a retractable roof. After all, your garden is part of your home, you shouldn’t only be able to enjoy it for a couple of weeks a year, right?

Plus, these pergolas with roofs can be customised with glass sides, heating and lighting to create an all-year-round retreat. Wannabe Princess shared that her ideal outdoor retreat is a “wooden pergola with roof and glass sides to have the comfort of an indoor space that I could use all year round but still enjoy the outdoor views of my garden.” That idea sounds lovely to me!

What do you think of retractable roof pergolas?

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